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EL PASO, Texas -- Danny Manning is taking Tulsa back to the NCAA tournament. Gary Zimmerman Broncos Jersey . James Woodard scored 27 points to lead the Golden Hurricane to its first NCAA berth since 2003 with a 69-60 victory Saturday against Louisiana Tech in the Conference USA tournament final. "Its an indescribable feeling," said Woodard, who is from Tulsa. "Growing up as a kid, you cant wait for March Madness. To be a part of that, this time around, and for us being so young as a team, its definitely a dream come true." Woodard, who scored 18 points in the second half, made 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch to help Tulsa hold off the Bulldogs. Tulsa (21-12), which was the No. 2 seed, will carry an 11-game win streak into the tournament. Top-seeded Louisiana Tech came up short, extending an NCAA tournament drought dating to 1991. The Bulldogs (27-7) were led by Kenneth Smith with 16 points and Kenyon McNeail with 15. Alex Hamilton finished with 12. The Bulldogs led 35-34 at the half in a game with 16 lead changes. Neither team led by more than five points until Tulsa took control in the final 5 minutes, pushing the advantage to 10 points on a free throw by Woodard with 1:12 left. "This was a lot of fun," said Tulsa second-year head coach Danny Manning, who won an NCAA title playing for Kansas in 1988. "It was a hard-fought game. Louisiana Tech is a talented team. We have three other teams in our league deserving of a bid." Louisiana Tech, which made 7 of 10 3-pointers in the first half and shot 45 per cent from the field, cooled off in the second half. The Bulldogs, limited by a stingy Tulsa defence, shot 32 per cent for the game. They went just 4 of 15 from 3-point range in the second half and 15 of 23 from the free-throw line. "Right now, I feel bad for the four seniors," Techs Alex Hamilton said. "I just wish there was more could do. We came out on the short end. I feel bad for the guys." Meanwhile, Tulsa shot 72 per cent from the line (18 of 25), 55 per cent from 3-point range (5 of 9) and 43 per cent from the field. Brian Dawkins Youth Jersey . After seven wins in a row, they have to do it one more time to get into the playoffs. Steve Atwater Youth Jersey . -- David Ortiz saved his only hit for a key moment for the Boston Red Sox. http://www.thebroncosstoreonline.com/Youth-Royce-Freeman-Broncos-Jerseys/ . - The Seattle Sounders busy off-season continues with the team acquiring defender Chad Marshall from the Columbus Crew in exchange for a 2015 third-round pick and allocation money.AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Stand-in captain Kieran Read scored two tries as New Zealand earned a grueling 29-15 Rugby Championship win Saturday over a South African team reduced to 14 men by the sending off of hooker Bismarck du Plessis. Du Plessis received a yellow card in the 16th minute when, from an offside position, he made a jarring high tackle on flyhalf Dan Carter which forced the world-record points scorer from the field with a dislocated shoulder. The 29-year-old hooker, in his 51 test, was then sent from the field in the 42nd minute when he received a second yellow card for elbowing flanker Liam Messam in the throat. New Zealand exploited his absence, scoring four tries to two to remain unbeaten after four rounds of the four-nation tournament. "Its always hard when you play New Zealand. I guess when you play 50 minutes with 14 men it doesnt make it any easier," Springboks captain Jean de Villiers said. "What a way to disappoint yourself, dishing up a performance like that. But I think weve seen tonight how far we are still behind the All Blacks. Credit must go to them, the way that they played. Theyre a fantastic team and we can learn a lot from them. "Its definitely not fatigue that had the best of us today. Defensively we were very poor, we didnt make our tackles and thats something we pride ourselves on." New Zealand also ended the match short-handed, reduced to 13 men after French referee Romain Poite, bizarrely officious, showed yellow cards to Read, for a professional foul, and to centre Maa Nonu, for a late shoulder charge on Springboks captain Jean de Villiers. New Zealand scored a try to lock Brodie Retallick during Du Plessis first absence to take control of a brutally physical match. Du Plessis returned from the sin-bin to score a try of his own but his second and final dismissal left New Zealand with a numerical advantage which they exploited with Reads second try and another to flanker Sam Cane. The win left New Zealand and in a strong position to carry off the Championship crown, though they will have to beat South Africa again at Johannesburg. They ended South Africas nine match winning streak - stretching back to the last meeting between the teams in South Africa - and extended an unbeaten record at Eden Park which began in 1994. New Zealand enhanced its standing as the No. 1 team in world rugby with its 383rd test match victory which broke Frances world record of 382 wins in tests. The All Blacks achieved the mark in 505 tests whereas France needed 695 matches to reach 382 wins. The match was not one which enhanced South Africas reputation. They arrived in New Zealand in a high state of confidence after their ninth-straight test win, a 38-12 dismantling of Australia which gave them their first-ever test match victory in Brisbane. They expressed that strong sense of confidence in the lead up to the match, suggesting their four-year losing streak in New Zealand and 76-year drought at Edden Park were about to end. Dennis Smith Jersey. . The Springboks talked about a new era in their own game in which they would build a new attacking style on the solid framework built by a dominating forward pack. But Saturdays match - from the fourth minute when Read scored his first try - showed the Springboks confidence was slightly misplaced. They had no ability to match the pace or scope of the All Blacks game and their first try, through Du Plessis in the 31st minute, came from a traditional rolling maul. South Africa competed physically, often ferociously, through the first half and were still in the match, with the help of Du Plessis try, when they trailed 17-10 at halftime. But, in keeping with the tone of recent matches between the teams, they faded as the second half progressed and as the pace of the All Blacks game exacerbated the physical toll of a match of giant collisions. The Springboks were not even dominant in the physical contest. They won an inconsequential victory when they displaced the first All Blacks scrum but from that point on New Zealand asserted itself and became better than South Africa in most aspects of the match. Read, who took over the captaincy from the injured Richie McCaw, and Sam Cane, who wore McCaws No. 7 jersey in his 10th test, produced courageous performances for New Zealand. Lock Retallick and flanker Messam were also outstanding as was Beauden Barrett, who took over at flyhalf from Carter. "Its very humbling. Everyone in the team put their body on the line and gave their all and we came out on top," All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said. "Someone like Sam Cane who I thought was outstanding tonight. He had some doubters around the country but I think he showed hes good enough to be here. "But he was ably supported by everybody ... all 23 played well. One of the big pluses for the All Blacks is that when were playing well our tight five are all ball-carriers and passers and the athleticism of those guys, which goes with their core roles and their physicality, gives us an advantage." Barrett created the try of the match in the 21st minute, slicing open the Springboks defence on a long, solo run which ended in a try to Retallick - the first of his test career. Read showed his immense power to twice breach the South African defence on lone raids from close to the line. On the first occasion, after a skewed kick by winger Bryan Habana, New Zealand forced an attacking lineout, went short and Read drove over on the openside. On the second occasion, in the 48th minute and after a long accumulation of phases, he crashed over under the posts to give New Zealand a decisive 24-10 lead. Cane, who repeatedly visited the blood bin and ended the match smeared in blood, scored in the 67th minute from another long buildup by the All Blacks forwards. South Africa hit back when New Zealand was down to 13 men with a try to replacement Patrick Lambie but missed an important bonus point. ' ' '